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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924112/isoniazid-induced-pure-red-cell-aplasia-in-a-patient-with-sarcoidosis-a-patient-summary-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yasuyuki Saito, Yuri Sawada, Yasuhiko Koga, Noriaki Sunaga, Yusuke Tsukagoshi, Yoshimasa Hachisu, Takashi Osaki, Reiko Sakurai, Kyoichi Kaira, Akihiro Ono, Ken Sato, Hiromi Koiso, Tetsunari Oyama, Takeshi Hisada, Masanobu Yamada
A 41-year-old woman treated with isoniazid (INH) for latent tuberculosis infection and an oral corticosteroid for sarcoidosis developed severe anemia two months after initiating INH. A bone marrow examination showed erythroblastopenia, and a diagnosis of INH-induced pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) was made. Her reticulocyte count and hemoglobin levels improved two weeks after discontinuation of INH. A literature review of INH-induced PRCA shows that it occurs very rarely in the context of autoimmune disorders...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919150/in-vitro-anti-tuberculosis-activity-of-azole-drugs-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates
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Belén R Imperiale, Ángel A Cataldi, Nora S Morcillo
BACKGROUND: Latent tuberculosis has been associated with the persistence of dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the organism of infected individuals, who are reservoirs of the bacilli and the source for spreading the disease in the community. New active anti-TB drugs exerting their metabolic action at different stages and on latent/dormant bacilli are urgently required to avoid endogenous reactivations and to be part of treatments of multi- and extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB)...
September 14, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918407/burden-of-non-adherence-to-latent-tuberculosis-infection-drug-therapy-and-the-potential-cost-effectiveness-of-adherence-interventions-in-canada-a-simulation-study
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Anik R Patel, Jonathon R Campbell, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Fawziah Marra, James C Johnston, Kirsten Smillie, Richard T Lester
OBJECTIVE: Pharmaceutical treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) reduces the risk of progression to active tuberculosis (TB); however, poor adherence tempers the protective effect. We aimed to estimate the health burden of non-adherence, the maximum allowable cost of hypothetical new adherence interventions to be cost-effective and the potential value of existing adherence interventions for patients with low-risk LTBI in Canada. DESIGN: A microsimulation model of LTBI progression over 25 years...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911979/opening-pandora-s-box-mechanisms-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-resuscitation
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Ashley V Veatch, Deepak Kaushal
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) characteristically causes an asymptomatic infection. While this latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is not contagious, reactivation to active tuberculosis disease (TB) causes the patient to become infectious. A vaccine has existed for TB for a century, while drug treatments have been available for over 70 years; despite this, TB remains a major global health crisis. Understanding the factors which allow the bacillus to control responses to host stress and mechanisms leading to latency are critical for persistence...
September 11, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910369/heightened-circulating-levels-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-tuberculosis-diabetes-co-morbidity-and-reversal-upon-treatment
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Nathella Pavan Kumar, Kadar Moideen, Vijay Viswanathan, Shanmugam Sivakumar, Pradeep A Menon, Hardy Kornfeld, Subash Babu
BACKGROUND: The association of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with tuberculosis-diabetes comorbidity (PTB-DM) is not well understood. METHODS: To study the association of AMPs with PTB-DM, we examined the systemic levels of cathelicidin (LL37), human beta defensin- 2 (HBD2), human neutrophil peptides 1-3, (HNP1-3) and granulysin in individuals with either PTB-DM, PTB, latent TB (LTB) or no TB infection (NTB). RESULTS: Circulating levels of cathelicidin and HBD2 were significantly higher and granulysin levels were significantly lower in PTB-DM compared to PTB, LTB or NTB, while the levels of HNP1-3 were significantly higher in PTB-DM compared to LTB or NTB individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892445/applying-the-15-public-health-emergency-preparedness-capabilities-to-support-large-scale-tuberculosis-investigations-in-complex-congregate-settings
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Alison Jaffe Levy, Katelynne Gardner Toren, Carina Elsenboss, Masahiro Narita
Public Health-Seattle and King County, a metropolitan health department in western Washington, experiences rates of tuberculosis (TB) that are 1.6 times higher than are state and national averages. The department's TB Control Program uses public health emergency management tools and capabilities sustained with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant funding to manage large-scale complex case investigations. We have described 3 contact investigations in large congregate settings that the TB Control Program conducted in 2015 and 2016...
September 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886099/serial-quantiferon-tb-gold-testing-in-patients-with-psoriasis-treated-with-ustekinumab
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Chuan-Yu Hsiao, Hsien-Yi Chiu, Ting-Shun Wang, Tsen-Fang Tsai
BACKGROUND: There is increasing concern about the risk of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) reactivation during the use of biologics for psoriasis. Although ustekinumab had been documented with low risk of tuberculosis, the long-term follow-up of LTBI as determined by QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) testing in patients treated with ustekinumab is limited. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to use serial QFT-G testing as a screening method for detecting LTBI in patients with psoriasis from an intermediate tuberculosis burden country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885972/use-of-rifapentine-and-isoniazid-directly-observed-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-a-military-clinic
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Janelle Jinbo, Michael Lustik, Gordon F West, Megan Kloetzel
BACKGROUND: There are 8.6 million cases of active tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, and an estimated one-third of the world population has latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). In the United States, up to 80% of active cases may be caused by untreated reactivated latent infection. A case of TB can spread rapidly impacting the readiness of a unit. To prevent the development of TB, it is critical that active duty service members with LTBI complete treatment. The use of isoniazid (INH) and rifapentine (RPT) as a directly observed therapy (DOT) treatment option was recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late 2011...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881482/altered-expression-of-antigen-specific-memory-and-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-differentiate-latent-and-active-tuberculosis
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Balaji Pathakumari, Santhi Devasundaram, Alamelu Raja
Though one-third of the world population is infected with M. tuberculosis, only 5-10% of the infected individuals will develop active TB disease and rest will remain infected with no symptoms known as latent TB infection (LTBI). Identifying biomarkers that differentiate latent and active TB disease enables effective TB control, since early detection, treatment of active TB and preventive treatment of LTBI individuals are crucial steps involved in TB control. Here, we have evaluated the frequency of antigen specific memory and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in 15 healthy household contacts (HHC) and 15 pulmonary TB patients (PTB) to identify biomarkers for differential diagnosis of LTBI and active TB...
September 7, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879439/mannose-binding-lectin-mbl-deficiency-and-tuberculosis-infection-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#10
Renato Nisihara, Thelma Skare, Vinícius Maestri, Juliana S Alegretti, Ana Paula B Campos, Iara Messias-Reason
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients may have higher prevalence of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) deficiency than normal individuals. MBL deficiency may influence susceptibility to infections. The aim of the study was to verify if MBL deficiency in patients with AS predisposes to infections. We studied 60 patients with AS diagnosed according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria. These patients had their MBL serum levels determinated. Twenty-five individuals were identified as MBL deficient (serum values 100 ng/mL)...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877156/performance-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-assay-among-hiv-infected-children-with-active-tuberculosis-in-france
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Myriam Hormi, Valérie Guérin-El Khourouj, Virginie Pommelet, Mohamed Jeljeli, Béatrice Pédron, Jean-Sébastien Diana, Albert Faye, Ghislaine Sterkers
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the use of QuantiFERON to assist the diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected children is limited, especially in countries with low incidence of TB/HIV co-infection. METHODS: QuantiFERON results were analyzed in 63 HIV-infected children who presented to our hospital in Paris, France. Seventeen HIV-uninfected children with active TB (4 culture-confirmed) were included for comparison. RESULTS: The 63 HIV-infected children (median age: 11 years) had 113 QuantiFERON tests...
September 5, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875155/risk-of-tuberculosis-infection-and-disease-for-health-care-workers-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Lydia Uden, Ella Barber, Nathan Ford, Graham S Cooke
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major challenge to global health. Healthcare workers (HCWs) appear to be at increased risk of TB compared with the general population, despite efforts to scale up infection control and reduce nosocomial TB transmission. This review aims to provide an updated estimate of the occupational risk of latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB among HCWs compared with the general population. METHODS: A systematic review was performed to identify studies published over the last 10 years reporting TB prevalence or incidence among HCWs and a control group...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868144/inhibition-of-il-17a-by-secukinumab-shows-no-evidence-of-increased-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infections
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Michael Kammüller, Tsen-Fang Tsai, Christopher Em Griffiths, Nidhi Kapoor, Pappachan E Kolattukudy, Dominique Brees, Salah-Dine Chibout, Jorge Safi, Todd Fox
Secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralizes interleukin-17A (IL-17A), has been shown to have significant efficacy in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Blocking critical mediators of immunity may carry a risk of increased opportunistic infections. Here we present clinical and in vitro findings examining the effect of secukinumab on Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. We re-assessed the effect of secukinumab on the incidence of acute tuberculosis (TB) and reactivation of latent TB infection (LTBI) in pooled safety data from five randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 clinical trials in subjects with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...
August 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856068/sero-diagnosis-of-active-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-disease-among-hiv-co-infected-persons-using-thymidylate-kinase-based-antigen-and-antibody-capture-enzyme-immuno-assays
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Misaki Wayengera, Ivan Mwebaza, Johnson Welishe, Cynthia Nakimuli, David P Kateete, Eddie Wampande, Samuel Kirimunda, Lois Bayigga, Carol Musubika, Peace Babirye, Benon Asiimwe, Moses L Joloba
BACKGROUND: Clinical and laboratory diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis (ATB) and latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infections (LTBI) among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) presents formidable challenges. In the past, WHO issued an advisory against the use of existing TB sero-diagnostics. Emerging evidence, however, points to a precision of TB sero-diagnostics based on secretory rather than structural M. tuberculosis antigens. We hypothesized that secretory levels of M...
June 2017: Mycobacterial Diseases: Tuberculosis & Leprosy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845306/tb-notification-from-private-health-sector-in-delhi-india-challenges-encountered-by-programme-personnel-and-private-health-care-providers
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Mahasweta Satpati, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Prabhakaran Ottapura Aslesh, Blesson Samuel, Ashwani Khanna, Sarabjit Chadha
OBJECTIVE: To identify the challenges encountered by private health care providers (PHCP) to notify tuberculosis cases through a programme developed web-based portal mechanism called "NIKSHAY." Study Design. It is a descriptive qualitative study conducted at two revised national tuberculosis control programme (RNTCP) districts of New Delhi. The study included in-depth interviews of PHCP registered with "NIKSHAY" and RNTCP programme personnel. Grounded theory was used to conceptualise the latent social patterns in implementation of tuberculosis case notification process and promptly identifying their challenges...
2017: Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843559/an-amplified-fluorescent-aptasensor-based-on-single-stranded-dna-binding-protein-copper-and-silica-nanoparticles-for-sensitive-detection-of-interferon-gamma
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Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Noor Mohammad Danesh, Mohammad Ramezani, Rezvan Yazdian-Robati, Khalil Abnous
It is great significance to identify interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), as a biological marker for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis, in serum samples. In this paper, a novel fluorescent aptasensor was fabricated and applied for sensitive and specific detection of IFN-γ. This biosensor was based on hairpin structure of oligonucleotide, single-stranded DNA-binding protein (SSB), copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) and silica nanoparticles coated with streptavidin (SNPs-Streptavidin). The presences of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) region and poly thymine (T) in the hairpin structure of the oligonucleotide, SSB and SNPs-streptavidin caused IFN-γ determination with high selectivity and sensitivity...
September 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840843/interferon-gamma-release-assay-in-response-to-pe35-ppe68-proteins-a-promising-diagnostic-method-for-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis
#17
Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Setareh Mamishi
Tuberculosis control relies on the identification and preventive treatment of people who are latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). PE/PPE proteins have been reported to elicit CD4 and/or CD8 responses either in the form of whole recombinant proteins or as individual peptides. Very few of the PE and PPE proteins have been previously tested for responses in patients with TB and healthy donors. This is the first study to evaluate the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) after stimulation with PE35 and PPE68...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838977/risk-of-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-solid%C3%A2-cancers-and-haematological-malignancies-a-systematic-review-and%C3%A2-meta-analysis
#18
Claudia C Dobler, Kelvin Cheung, John Nguyen, Andrew Martin
There is uncertainty regarding whether patients with cancer should be screened for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the relative incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in cancer.We searched MEDLINE and Embase for studies published before December 21, 2016. We included studies that evaluated the incidence of TB in patients with solid cancers and haematological malignancies relative to a reference group (study control or general population). A pooled estimate of the incidence rate ratio (IRR) was obtained using standard meta-analysis methods...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837654/immune-characterization-of-the-hbha-specific-response-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-patients-with-or-without-hiv-infection
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Teresa Chiacchio, Giovanni Delogu, Valentina Vanini, Gilda Cuzzi, Flavio De Maio, Carmela Pinnetti, Alessandro Sampaolesi, Andrea Antinori, Delia Goletti
INTRODUCTION: RD1-based Interferon-γ Release Assays (IGRAs) cannot distinguish latent from active tuberculosis (TB) disease. Conversely, a positive response to heparin-binding haemagglutinin (HBHA)-based IGRAs, among TB-infected subjects, correlates with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) containment and low risk of TB progression. The aim of this study was to characterize HBHA-immune responses in HIV-infected and uninfected subjects with active TB or latent TB infection (LTBI). METHODS: 49 subjects were prospectively enrolled: 22 HIV-uninfected (13 TB, 9 LTBI) and 27 HIV-infected (12 HIV-TB, 15 HIV-LTBI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837570/assessment-of-the-influence-of-direct-tobacco-smoke-on-infection-and-active-tb-management
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Neus Altet, Irene Latorre, María Ángeles Jiménez-Fuentes, José Maldonado, Israel Molina, Yoel González-Díaz, Celia Milà, Esther García-García, Beatriz Muriel, Raquel Villar-Hernández, Maisem Laabei, Andromeda-Celeste Gómez, Pere Godoy, Maria Luiza de Souza-Galvão, Segismundo Solano, Carlos A Jiménez-Ruiz, Jose Domínguez
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease progression. Tobacco smoking increases susceptibility to TB in a variety of ways, one of which is due to a reduction of the IFN-γ response. Consequently, an impaired immune response could affect performance of IFN-γ Release Assays (IGRAs). OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we assess the impact of direct tobacco smoking on radiological manifestations, sputum conversion and immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, analyzing IFN-γ secretion by IGRAs...
2017: PloS One
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